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Several treatments: Post-herpetic neuralgia (chronic pain after shingles) can be treated with Gabapentin (neurontin) or other related drugs. You can also apply capsaicin (zostrix) cream to the area, which burns the nerve endings to deaden the pain. Other treatments include tricyclic antidepressants, Lidocaine patches, and, in severe cases, narcotic pain relievers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All,of it: The occipital nerves supply sensation to,the skull. Is the greater occipital Nerves are irritated, pain can be experienced over the top and into the eye. Lesser occipitals cause pain in the shape,of a banana over the top,of the ears and sides of,the skull. There are good treatments for this. See your local,pain Doctor. ...Read more
EastWest Integrative: Medication management is the first line of treatment. 60-70% of patients will be controlled with medications. The medication is titrated to the point of pain control or the inability of the patient to tolerate the side effects. At this point I use acupuncture/acupressure to ameliorate side effects and tapper down medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On perc for l excruciating neck, arm and l head neuralgia. Pain worsening. Neurontin (gabapentin) no help. Can't move w/out help. ? Isn't pain responding ?
Don't give up hope: There are a variety of other things to be considered based upon the postulated cause of your pain. Physical therapy? Might benefit from muscle relaxant, non steroidal, antiepileptic ( for potential nerve pain) or maybe even an injection or trial of nerve stimulation, etc. Hard to tell from across the country. If your primary doc can't help you maybe a do / chiropractor or pain clini.C. ...Read more